So last week I have my delightful NannyCharges at the pool for swim practice. One of the HamptonMoms, who normally loves me, blatantly and rudely ignores me...like even when I'm speaking directly to her. During the same week, several of the HamptonMoms do the same. Now normally? I've hung the moon for these people. So naturally, I know something huge is amiss. Come to find out, a family, NOT my wonderful family who I nanny for mind you, but a different family has been smack talking me. Oh yes, the dreaded babysitter smack talk. Let me give you some background on said family-let us refer to them as the HypoCreeps. They are the minister and his wife of the church and school that my NannyFam and all their buds and buds' children go to. So, initially I began babysitting for them now and again as a favor to my NannyFam. I'm not even going to go into why I dislike babysitting for them on the off off off chance that 10 years from now their eldest daughter will find this in the archives of BLOG and get her feelings hurt. But, needless to say, I would TRY to tell them "no" when they would ask. And I say "TRY" because PapaHypoCreep would literally bully me into saying yes. BULLY ME. Like hang up on me before I can say no. They have also canceled on me at the last minute, changed times without notifying me, changed DAYS without notifying me....basically totally manipulated and taken advantage of me. WELL, come to find out from the MomNannyFam that they have been TOTALLY SMACK TALKING ME. (Now mind you, this is the same family that I left Tampa at 6 o'clock in the morning for when they needed a date night) Telling everyone I am "irresponsible" and "not to be relied on" because ONE TIME I canceled on them A DAY AND A HALF IN ADVANCE because my cousin who I hadn't seen in 6 years was coming to ATL before he went into the army. But they thought I WAS LYING. Because a 26 year old ADULT WOMAN needs to LIE to get out of BABYSITTING. Naturally, I am of course beyond livid. Because on TOP of this, they have also complained that I didn't pick up my girl scout cookies in a timely manner.
DO THEY THINK I WANT FUCKING 15 BOXES OF FUCKING THIN MINTS AND LEMON COOLERS FROM EVERY GODDAMN KID IN THE METRO-ATLANTA AREA?!? I buy the fucking cookies so your kids can get stupid badges or stuffed puppies or scholarships to science camp or whatever the fuck it is girls scouts get when they fucking sell cookies.
Sigh. And THAT is why I don't go to church.